If you’re an iPhone owner, you are likely familiar with the frustration of running out of storage space. Whether it’s due to apps, music, messages or, most commonly, photos and videos, the lack of storage can be a real hindrance. Unfortunately, you can’t upgrade an iPhone’s internal storage; however, there are still ways to optimize and manage the storage you have. In this article, we’ll be sharing top tips to help you make the most of every last bit of storage.
It’s worth noting that while you can’t upgrade the internal storage, you can supplement it with external storage accessories and use iCloud storage to expand up to 2TB. There are also other important tips on how to free up storage space on iPhone.
Remove Unnecessary Apps
A major contributor to your device’s storage consumption is the number of apps you have installed. It’s easy to locate apps that take up a lot of space by going to the iPhone Storage section of Settings > General and then looking through the list of apps there, which are sorted by size and also show the date when you last used them.
Once you have found an app you want to delete on this screen, you can swipe from right to left on it and then choose Delete App. Alternatively, you can delete the app from the Home screen. Long press the app you want to delete and select Remove App.
Utilize Apple’s Recommendations
When you are in the iPhone Storage section, you will see recommended ways to optimize your storage space. By tapping Show All you can access more options
One of the options available is to utilize iCloud Photos which stores photos and videos in the cloud. It’s a great solution if you want access to all your photos across all your devices.
Another option is to Auto Delete Old Conversations in the Messages app. While this will result in deleting messages sent or received over 1 year ago, it significantly reduces the storage space consumed by the app.
You can also review Personal Videos and Large Attachments that you no longer need and delete them.
Record Video At A Lower Resolution
iPhones offer you the option to reduce the quality of the videos you record. A minute of video can take up to 400MB of space on your iPhone if you record it at 4K.
The iPhone should be default 1080p HD at 60fps, but you could reduce it further by recording at 720p HD at 30fps just for 40MB for a minute, rather than 90MB.
Move Your Data
Alternatively, you could purchase an external flash drive to store your data. It allows you to easily transfer and store files, music, videos and other data. There are a variety of sizes depending on your storage needs.
Upgrade Your Phone
If you’ve been struggling to free up storage on your iPhone but still haven’t had any luck, it might be time to consider upgrading. Badili offers a variety of iPhone models with different storage capacities, making it easy for you to choose the one that best fits your needs.